Marching Band

GFBLA was originally created as a marching band to represent the LGBTQ community at pride parades.

Join us as we hit the streets once again and celebrate over 40 years with this historic and dazzling group.

Whether you play an instrument, toss a flag, twirl a baton, or just want to volunteer, there's a place for everyone.

Contact us to learn more! We'll put you in touch with our Marching Band Artistic Director, Leonard Dootson, who will be able to answer any questions you might have.

For the safety and health of our members and our supporters, GFBLA has decided to cancel all marching events until further notice.  

For general information about marching, please email Marching Artist Director, Leonard Dootson, at

Upcoming Marching Band Events!

The Freedom Band Foundation is incorporated as an educational and charitable organization within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of 
the Internal Revenue Code to support the activities of the performing organizations, the Gay Freedom band of Los Angeles, and to provide a structure to expand support of the performing arts in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities of Southern California.

Donations to the Foundation are fully tax deductible as defined by law.